Media advisory - Integrated media opportunity - CF-18 firing exercise in Quebec City

    VALCARTIER GARRISON, QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - News directors
and assignment editors are invited to submit the name of a journalist who
would like to fly in a CF-18. Names must be submitted before noon on Friday,
September 11, 2009.
    As part of the CF-18 firing exercise in Quebec City from September 21 to
October 1, 2009 (see public service announcement), the Air Force, in
cooperation with 5 Area Support Group, wishes to offer a journalist from the
Quebec City area a unique opportunity: the chance to ride in a CF-18. This
opportunity is being offered so that the journalist will be able to better
understand the importance of training Canadian Forces pilots and be in a
position to explain the value of this training to Quebec City residents.
    Because of the operational status of the exercise underway, only one
media representative will be able to participate. We are giving all media
outlets in the Quebec City area the chance to submit a journalist's name. You
must send the individual's name, height, weight, shoulder width and shoe size
to Captain Evelyne Lemire at before noon on
Friday, September 11, 2009. The journalist's name will be selected through a
draw held under the supervision of the Valcartier Garrison coordinator.
    The individual must meet the following criteria: weigh between 61 kg and
99 kg and be in good physical condition (no heart or decompression problems).
On September 16, 2009, the day before the flight, the selected journalist must
go to 3 Wing Bagotville, in Saguenay, to undergo a medical exam with a
specialized physician, receive ejection-seat training, have equipment adjusted
and sign the various forms related to the flight. The individual must meet
Captain Alex Munoz, 3 Wing Public Affairs Officer, at 8:00 am. The day of the
flight, on September 17, the individual must go to 3 Wing Bagotville for
embarkation. All travel costs must be covered by the journalist's media
    Please note that the flight may be cancelled for various reasons, such as
weather conditions, the availability of the two-seater aircraft or the
journalist's failure to meet the medical standards. The flight could be
rescheduled for the following day, or the opportunity could be given to a
journalist from another media outlet.

For further information:

For further information: 5 ASG Public Affairs Office, (418) 844-5000,
ext 5880, Pager: (418) 260-2548

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